Attitudes of Undergraduate Students to the Study of French Language as a General Study Course in Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria
The study examined the attitudes of undergraduate students to the study of French language as a general study course in Nigerian tertiary institutions using Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria as a case study. A total of 200 undergraduate students of this university constitute the sample for this study. The research adopted descriptive research design of survey type. The results show that area of specialization has influence on attitudes of students towards French language. Also, there is no significant difference between the male and female undergraduate students’ attitude towards French language. The results further revealed that there is a significant difference in students’ attitudes and the knowledge of French language. It is recommended that the Government should make French language compulsory in all tertiary institutions in Nigeria as part of efforts to make Nigeria English-French bilingual nation.
Alexander, P. A., & Dochy, F. J. (1995). Conception of knowledge and beliefs: A comparison across varying cultural and educational communities. American Educational Research Journal, 32(2), 413-442.
Arnold, J. (1999). Affect in language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Baker, C., & Barton, A. (2002). Teaching modern foreign languages to single-sex classes’. Language Learning Journal, 25, 8-14.
Bradshaw, J (2007). Are second language classrooms gendered? Learning discourses and discourses of learning. Monash University Publishing.
Breen, M. P. (Ed.) (2001). Learner’s contributions to language learning. New directions in research. Harlow, Essex Pearson Educational Limited.
Carr, J., & Pauvels, A. (2006). Boys and foreign language learning: Real boys don’t do languages. New York. Palgrave Macmillan.
Daif-Allah, A. S. (2012). Beliefs about foreign language learning and their relationship to gender. English Language Teaching, 5(10).
Dias, R. L. (2000). Lebanese students’ beliefs about learning English and French: A study of university students in a multilingual context. Dissertation Abstracts International.
Hosenfeld, I. (2003). Evidence of emergent beliefs of a second language learner: A diary study. In P. Kalaja & A. M. R. Barchelors (Eds.), Beliefs about CLA: New research approaches (pp. 37-55). Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Kalaja, P. (2003). Research on students’ beliefs about SLA within a discursive approach. In P. Kalaja & A. M. R. Barchelors (Eds.), Beliefs about SLA: New research approaches. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Kobayashi, Y. (2002). The role of gender in foreign language learning attitudes: Japanese female students’ attitudes towards English language. Gender and Education, 14(2).
Mantley-Bromley, C. (1995). Positive attitudes and realistic beliefs: Links to proficiency. The Modern Language Journal, 79(3), 372-386.
Martino, W., & Pallota-Chiarolli, M. (2005). Being Normal is the only way to be: Adolescent perspectives on gender and schooling. Sydney: UNSW Press.
Mc Gannon, J., & Medeiros, A. (1995). Factors influencing elective language choice: A study of French language students. Australian Review of applied linguistics, 18(1), 95-108.
Morgan, C. (1993). Attitude change and foreign language culture learning. Language Teaching, 26, 63-78.
Rifkin, B. (2000). Revising beliefs about foreign language learning. Foreign Language Annals, 33(4), 294-240.
- There are currently no refbacks.
If you have already registered in Journal A and plan to submit article(s) to Journal B, please click the CATEGORIES, or JOURNALS A-Z on the right side of the "HOME".
We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Copyright © 2010 Canadian Academy of Oriental and Occidental Culture
Address: 730, 77e AV, Laval, Quebec, H7V 4A8, Canada
Telephone: 1-514-558 6138
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org